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including florida, ohio and virginia. closing right now polls in iowa, montana, nevada, utah and idaho. both candidates have settled into watch. the president has been some chicago, romney went to boston to cast his vote before flying out for more campaigning. we have team cove rage on the two. ken pritchett is with the president in chicago. we start with rita williams. >> >> reporter: romney's senior strategist took to the stage to try to rev up the crowd. he didn't have any real news but as you can see this crowd here is beginning to grow. meanwhile i'm told that romney is a cross the street in a hotel room with his wife ann, his five sons, 16 of his 18 grandchildren. right before he went in there he had one last thing to say about this long campaign. >> i have am very pleased. i feel like we have put it all in the field. we left nothing in the locker room. we fought to the very end and i think that's why we will be successful. >> reporter: no would have, could have, should have, he seemingly is satisfied with the campaign he has run. >> as for his supporters, some are down stairs below
and florida. >> the northern virginia area and virginia, i mention those states because they are the first to have closed on the east coast in terms of the battleground states. we will look at those areas where the president's numbers should be high in hoping that they actually are. >>> specifically woodall says the campaign will be looking the early numbers in minorities, that could be a gauge for the night ahead. coming up, we will talk to the top democratic leader in the state of california who's attending tonight's event. that's attorney general harris in chicago. ken prichard, channel 2 news. >>> getting results from back east. ken and heather are watching those with the latest returns. >> we have fight -- five states that brings mitt romney 3 electoral votes. indiana went to president obama four years but not this time, mitt romney has been declared the winner of indiana, 55 to 45%. take a look at kentucky, another win for mitt romney, 59 to 41%. again, no surprises here. these are states that didn't turn out any differently than projected. >> let's take another look at another stat
with 303 electoral votes, florida is still up in the air although the president does have a lead there right now of half of a percentage point. now, it's important to note that obama took nearly every swing state, including colorado, ohio, pennsylvania virginia, and wisconsin. those last three really contributed to his win and to the fact that we were able to call the race relatively early last night. if you remember yesterday, there was speculation that the count could go on for several days in the event of a close race. the popular vote is very close at 50.2% to 48.2, just a difference of two points there but with nearly 100-point spread in the electoral vote, it's really no contest. congressional seats democrats did not gain control of the house, which was to be expected, but they did maintain control of the is that the, picking up seats in indiana and massachusetts, a big win there for elizabeth warren against scott brown. we're still waiting on results from montana and north dakota but departments have the lead right now. the two independents, king from maine and sanders fro
were supposed to be blue and we're watching florida closely as well as virginia. those are two battleground states that could shape this election. we will keep you posted. >> the polls are still open in california until 8:00. you still have time to vote. >> right now i'm standing outside the registrar of the people have showed up to vote. they are doing drive of boating but there are also a lot of people inside. -- voting at the county hired 6000 workers over the last three or four months to make sure that they come in just for today to make sure things run smoothly. after 8:00 when the polls close things will get very interesting. >> we start counting the ballots. and around 915 we will get returns and and there will be a lot of activity between now betwee and 10:00 in the morning >> for now and the south bay kron4 news. >> kron4 cameras were there when lots of deep melon ballots were delivered. -- the mail in >> we mailed out 450,000 ballots and as of yesterday we have received 202,000 back in the mail. we picked up the mail today and we got maybe another 20,000 back. we'll g
, 63% has already voted. in florida 53%. iowa 44%. and ohio 31%. john dickerson and i were talking about this earlier today. we could have most of the results already by the people that have come out early and that's why the campaigns spent so much time on getting out the vote early, this ground game on these early votes. >> pelley: we'll come back to you early and often. john dickerson is our cbs news political director. john is going to be showing us the various ways that the candidates can get to the 270 electoral votes necessary to twin presidency. john? >> well, first, scott, let's follow up on what bob was saying. we're going to dispatch with 41 of the states, the majority of the country cbs estimates based on the polling that those states are either going to go to barack obama or to mitt romney. that gives barack obama a start where he's likely to get 237 electoral votes, mitt romney is likely to get 191 electoral votes. so here we are at the beginning of the evening, nothing has been called, it's all possibility. so what is the easiest past for each candidate to get to that
an eye on virginia. of course ohio, florida, and the other swing states as well. >> one of the states we mentioned, only one we mentioned in which president obama is expected to win is vermont. three electoral votes. we are continuing to monitor vermont. we want to take you now to indiana. as you see here, we have 5% reporting. romney is leading in indiana. president obama won the state of indiana four years ago. we do have one state right now, kentucky, with its eight electoral votes going to mitt romney. romney is expected to win kentucky. now, we want to head down to south carolina, another one in which mitt romney is expected to win, monitoring those pres with 9 electoral votes. let's look at the state of georgia. no numbers yet. 16 electoral votes at stake. we'll be monitoring all of these results as they come in. >> we've been watching the early closing states and we are joined live from the news room. >> reporter: one of those key presidential swing states as we said is virginia. it might be the closest of all. votes are right now being tallied. voters tolerated long lines all day
voted with mailin ballots. >> lines in other parts of the country such as ohio and florida have been long. in some cases stretching around buildings. we have coverage throughout the bay area. right now we will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for try
hour to obama. and before we get away, the state of florida, 90% of all precincts are now reporting. florida is still to close to call. obama has a larger lead than he did but florida is way to close to call right now. i want to check in -- here is the college map. obama now with 244 on route to 270, the president out in the lead with a lost battleground states left to go and it's not over. romney with 193. the popular vote is shaping up to be interesting. a sea of red and blue. the popular vote not what matters but interesting to check in with and -- there is the popular vote as it breaks down. romney leading in the popular vote but of course obama leading in the big way in the electoral college at least for now. the two main reporters on the trail for us are ed henry, our chief white house correspond who has followed the white house campaign and carl cameron who followed the romney campaign is live in boston. >> . >>> it's very, very close, they know it's a needle that needs to be thread, they are just wonder figure it can get done tonight, tomorrow or ever. >> carl cam cameron l
close to call. the biggest is florida with 29 electoral votes in the president has made 26 visits there since the month of june. he has made 38. this shows that the republican candidate of less than one-half of 1%. ohio, 18 votes. and 454 mitt romney and virginia, 13 electoral votes. 20 ohm pop- up visits. 27 brugge visits and president obama is ahead by 1.5%. president obama also was a 2.5 percent lead for i was six electoral votes and 4 percent lead for wisconsin 10 votes. >> let us break it down. these blue states are safely towards obama. and degrees are taki key swing let me show you this mitt romney victory if he takes florida and leading he really needs to win florida if this is going to work out for him. and if he takes virginia, ohio, he still as only at 266. and he needs to 70. if we give him a new hampshire that would be giving him the 270--4 victory. let us take away ohio. and if he loses ohio he still does florida, virginia, new hampshire, mitt romney would also have to have victory in wisconsin, iowa, and still colorado. that would propel him over the 270. these are
of the united states. >> he hit crucial states from florida, virginia and ohio. he states that he is a businessman that he knows what it takes. >> from day one i will go to get americans back to work. >> the campaign continues on election day and romney has to more meet and greet stops. a state that many state it is the key to the white house. >> pennsylvania is one and michigan is one. his running mate paul is end--he stated that they will keep working to keep energy go on to the polls close. >> mitt romney has been stating that his campaign appearances that he wants people to get out and vote. he cast his voted to about 10 mi. of away from where i am right now. he is open to rein in these critical electoral votes. >> it is out of my hands now and it is in your hands. the single most powerful force and our democracy is you. moving this country for begins with you. >> and the president is getting a little emotional when he was speaking in iowa late last night. he is in chicago today. while the nation decides whether he should spend another four years in office. the president and t
their final efforts. >> on sunday president obama campaigned in concord, new hampshire, hollywood, florida, cincinnati, ohio, and aurora, colorado. he begins this morning with a rally in madison, wisconsin. nancy cordes is there covering the obama campaign. nancy, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president is due to address this crowd in about an hour and a half. he spends this final day of the campaign in three key midwestern states. here in wisconsin, then in ohio, and iowa. if he sweeps all three of those states tomorrow, his victory is almost assured and campaign officials say they feel very good about their chances. >> hello, florida! hello, virginia! hello, ohio! >> reporter: crisscrossing the country in this final lap, the president told crowds of 10,000 and 20,000 that he is the same bipartisan hopeful truth teller they elected four years ago. >> you know what i believe. you know where i stand. you know i tell the truth. ♪ you make me >> reporter: in the closing days this campaign has taken on the era of a traveling concert. over the weekend katy perry, dave matthews
: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes, regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama's making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going through tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with some long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah, but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling places, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. more polls, quinnipiac gives the president a five-point edge in ohio, but they say things are so close, it's such a small lead in virginia and florida, they're calling it a tie. lynn? >> all right, tracie potts for us in washington. tracie, thanks. so, as we mentioned, the obama/christie meeting has been an extraordinary coming together of two political polar opposites, men who have very recently delivered some extremely biting com
in yellow, you can see how the electoral votes stack up. let's say we give barack obama ohio, florida as well. he still is coming up five electoral votes shy of the 270 he's going to need that leaves him with nevada or iowa, at least new hampshire with four votes is not going do it. let's give mitt romney ohio and florida as well. he's quite a bit short still, 29. he's going to need any combination of the yellow states that are left unless he made this final push for ben pen -- for pennsylvania that is going to get him closer still shy leaving whim colorado. the polls are close, but the -- latest poll gives obama more of a lead over mitt romney, 50-47, as of this morning. >> aside from the presidential election the biggest issue facing california voters prop 30. the governor's tax measure to fund education. he made his final push with senator feinstein yesterday. his initiative would avoid trigger cuts by increasing taxes on high income earners and increasing the state's sales tax. he will hold a rally with supporters and head back to sacramento. amy hollyfield will have more in the n
country has elected a president while the election results in florida remain too close to call. many are asking when it comes to voting why is the sunshine state still in the dark? >>> and bieber breakup. word that justin bieber and selena gomez have split. while they might be sad, a lot of 'tween and teenage girls are likely shrieking with joy, "today," saturday, november 10th, 2012. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. general david petraeus was one of the most revered figures in washington. a four-star general known for turning around the war in iraq. >> he was even considered a potential presidential candidate, so his admission that he had an extramarital affair, forcing his resignation as cia director, has set off shockwaves around washington. it was discovered as part of an fbi investigation, and it's got many wondering did he compromise national security, and is there more to this story? we're going to have much more just ahead. >> and that is not the only big story in our nation's capital. president obama and ho
'easter isn't the best way to get started with the new license. >> how more. >> steve in florida. promised myself to stay up until florida results posted. does scarborough have this much sway? call it off, akle rod, for the love of god. >> you know about this bet. joe and david axelrod have this bet. there's debate about the legalese, the language. joe said if mitt romney loses north carolina and florida, joe will grow a mustache. now, there's some thought that he might have said if he loses north carolina and/or florida. in that case, joe would already have to grow the mustache. we're going to work through all this right now on "morning joe." ♪ >>> i'm extraordinarily disappointed. i put a lot of time and effort into the mitt romney campaign from last october going to new hampshire to endorse him through my last trip for him the friday before the storm in north carolina. i was surprised, you know, that it ended as quickly as it did. but that's the way it goes. people decide elections. and so my job as an elected official is to move forward after that. i'm not going to spend a lot of tim
in tampa, florida. and then it was president obama touring coastal new jersey and comforting victims of hurricane sandy, while mitt romney was holding what he called a big victory rally outside miami. and while the romney campaign made sure to have their most telegenic staffers say on camera today that they were going to avoid any partisan commentary today out of respect for the storm victims, they said they were going to avoid any partisan attacks on president obama on this very serious day, they said they would do that, but they apparently really did not mean it, because at a rally in wisconsin today, they had the republican party chairman talking about how america needs to fire barack obama, and saying that the battle to defeat president obama is a battle for this country's freedom. at a rally with mitt romney in florida today, they had that state's former republican governor, jeb bush, talking about president obama as a failure, his failure to bring this country together. at the same event, we had a republican state congressman tell parents that they should threaten to take hallo
in the electoral vote count. the winner has been named in all states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. mr. obama has a 50 to 48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endure. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. he calls for reconciliation and a divisive election. he told supporters the best is yet to come. and cbs reporter bigad shaban joins us from chicago where the president, of course, is celebrating at the end of a campaign that lasted nearly two years and cost some $2 billion. bigad. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at half past midnight in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by a crowd of cheering supporters but one of the first few things he said during his half hour or so speech is that he wanted to congratulate governor romney and paul ryan on what he described as a hard-fought campaign. in fact, later he said, we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country dee
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. with the help of the people in florida that is exactly what is going happen. >> the vice presidential candidates are also hitting the trail. vice president joe biden stopping in virginia and paul ryan will be stopping in colorado and nevada and ohio. international polls say 49 percent of voters support the president. it is all about the electoral college and the 270 delegates. the states to watch tomorrow evening are going to be virginia and florida ohio and north carolina wisconsin and nevada. we'll have extensive coverage of the election and all of the propositions of the presidential election and the local races starting at 8:00 when the polls close. you guessed at today at our web site @ kron4 .com as well as our 247 news channel. >> enjoy it warm weather last because tuesday is gonna be the last day of record-breaking numbers. i roof cam shows in downtown san francisco is a clear start to the morning. there is some ground fog in the north bay with temperatures sitting in the '50s. into the afternoon sunny and warm conditions were talking '80s not only am land but potentially along the coast
campaign day in florida, where voters will help awarded biggest battleground prize. >> we can begin a better tomorrow, tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that's exactly what's going to happen. [ applause and cheers ] >> reporter: the republican nominee is on a final tear through the states that will decide who wins the white house. >> god bless the people of wisconsin. >> i need iowa. >> cleveland really does rock! >> reporter: president obama is spending the final hours of the campaign in wisconsin, iowa and ohio. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: and he is using star power to push supporters to the polls. ♪ [ music ] >> reporter: today bruce springsteen joins the president on the campaign trail. >> i get to fly around with him on the last day that i will ever campaign so that's not a bad way to end things. >> reporter: the latest polls show the white house race is tied nationally. but in the swing states, the president appears to have a slight edge. pollsters believe the president is closer to the 270 electoral votes needed to win. that means he has to capture fewer t
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over the reduced hours and florida. some people have not had a chance to cast a ballot and the provisional four ohio. they say that the ohio election is so tight that it could come down to perhaps one week. that is when they have passed for absentee ballot. and there is the storm. they are delivering a balance to emergency sections. some of these lines have been unusually long. let us take a look at illinois. they are nearly doubling the usual. >>pam: take a look of how close the presidential contest this. right now, it is in a statistical dead heat. 49 percent support president obama and the same support mitt romney. fazan grant lotus. >> at least 270 that would needed to win. the red states here are safely romney or cleaning romney. the blue states are safely obama, or legal,. these yellow states, and the key swing states. still too close to call. here are a couple of scenarios that would lead to a robber the victory. let's say romney takes florida victory possible. that gives him a florida and ohio. key as the amount of a 266. however, what happens if mitt romney doe
, after campaign iing i florida on wednesday. jan crawford filed this report this morning as the romney campaign headed north. >> to say that the hurricane threw a wrench in the presidential election is really an under dstatement. think about it. less than a week to go, the race this tight. both sides suspending campaigning and romney yesterday back on the campaign trail but muting his attacks on the president. and the president yesterday getting to do something romney could not. act as comforter in chief. >> we're going to help you get it all together. i promise, you're going to be okay. >> reporter: he met with victims and officials, reassuring that the government will be there to help. >> we're going to get this whole thing -- we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> reporter: at his side republican governor chris christie, a romney supporter. to show he was moving beyond partisan politics. >> he has been aggressive in making sure that the state got out in front of this incredible storm. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail, romney toned down his criticism of the president,
, virginia and ohio. they feel ok about florida and virginia. but a sign of trouble. jonathan martin is hearing the margins for him in chesterfield county just outside of richmond, where he is doing well, it is not good enough. if he's losing there, it's a sign of trouble in the state. in ohio, romney is worried about the midwest. wisconsin, and ohio, real nervousness. in the obama war room, confidence. exit polls looked good for john kerry. there are jokes about president kerry. but their models are coming in. the vote is coming in how they expected. >> one state declared is indiana, which obama won and it is called for romney. it shows the map is smaller this time, the map is smaller. some of the exit polling looks good, some does not, with what people think of health care and the role of government. people ask me, who should i vote for? what will they do? i have no clue. none of the candidates talked about what they'll do. it goes with what john wrote, about how small the campaign is in what is a huge moment. when you think of what is happening with our debt. trillion-dollar defic
in ohio, virginia and new hampshire after starting in orlando, florida. the republican saying the president failed to live up to his promises and urged supporters to get to polls tomorrow. >> we have one job left to, make certain everybody who is qualified to vote gets out to vote. we need every vote in florida. >> the final poll at the campaign shows president obama leading romney nationally. the same poll reflects a four day rolling average showed romney head by a point on thursday. >> in florida thousands of people waited in lines around state to vote by absentee ballot. some people waited three to four hours. this process allows voters to request ballots or return ballots by mail over the weekend people waited up to eight hours to vote. democrats blame republican governor rick scott for long lines and say the governor and republican-controlled legislate you're cut the number of days from 14 to 8. >> early voting is underway in the bay area. this is the scene earlier today. about a third of eligible voters have voted in san francisco. alameda and santa clara counties report
. they were just as busy targeting places such as florida ohio and virginia. overnight the energy level in the volunteers has just soared and people have started coming in and calling and wanting to help. >> reporter: now democrats say they are targeting republicans and undecided voters and they are hoping to convince people president barack obama needs to finish what he started. >> we need to know what the facts are and to have to be able to share that with other people. >> both parties say they will not take everything from granted and this is live from beaumont. >>> it is a big issue on the ballot for voters, it is prop 30. they made a big push for this tax increase measure. let's go to alex, what do you know alex? >> reporter: well the governor will be casting his ballot about two hours from now and he will obviously be voting in favor of proposition 30 and urging others to do the same. the governor is making a last minute push to fund education and he made a 5 city swing with a rally of education. >> they care about the kids, they care about the schools and they care about the futu
gamble. and we asked anna werner to look into that. >> reporter: florida sold 20,000 powerball tickets a minute today. >> i'm going to pay for hers, but lisa metzler didn't buy one. it's been a tough road for you, hasn't it? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: the letter carrier is fighting an addiction to gambling that cost her $70,000, as much as $10,000 on scratch- off lottery tickets. what did gambling do to your life? >> gambling flipped my life upside down. i shut out my family. i shut out my friends. it was all i wanted to do. >> reporter: you were hooked. >> i was hooked from day one. >> and they meet wednesdays at 6:00 p.m. >> reporter: metzler got help after she called this hot line run by the florida council of compulsive gambling, but last year, florida cut its budget by $1.5 million while spending $30 tellion on lottery advertising. pat fowler heads the council. >> a lot of the funding that our organization received was utilized for marketing and outreach because we know that's how we get help to the people who need it. >> reporter: six states have cut help for compulsive gamblers a
in all the states except florida which is still too close to call at this point. >> still waiting on that one. mr. obama has a 50-48% lead over republican mitt romney in the popular vote. he won most of the swing states for a convincing victory in the electoral vote count. now, both candidates spoke last night. romney appeared in boston. he said the election is over but his principles endured. president obama appeared in chicago to claim victory. called for reconciliation after a divisive election. cbs reporter bigad shaban now has the very latest in chicago. >> reporter: good morning. here's where the president took the stage at about half past hid night local time in his hometown of chicago. he was greeted by cheering supporters and one of the first few things said on that stage was end to congratulate governor mitt romney and paul ryan on what he called a hard- fought campaign and said "we may battle fiercely but it's because we love this country deeply." >>> reporter: the president's family joined him on stage to celebrate four more years in the white house. [ applause ] >> yo
find common ground with the president. >>> 7:04. they are still counting votes in florida from tuesday's election. but mitt romney's top campaign official in florida now says president obama will win the state. president obama leads romney in florida. the romney campaign in florida says it only expects the president's lead in the state to grow as more ballots are counted. president obama won the election even without florida's 29 electoral college votes. >>> schools are scrambling to readjust their budgets after the passing of the proposition in california. schools will receive $14 billion more over the next four years than they would have if the measure had failed. high-earning californians may have to recalculate their budgets. under prop 30, people making more than $250,000 a year will pay up to 3% more in income taxes than in previous years. that's retroactive. and the sales tax is going up .25. >>> in a short while, some people will get extra help for the holidays. janine de la vega live in san jose where about 100 people camped out overnight in the rain and the cold. so janine, w
is the polling place number. >> reporter: they say they've also made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pull out a come from behind win. >> the energy level in volunteers has just soared. people have been calling us, and wanting to come in and help. >> reporter: volunteers tell us they will be back tomorrow, making calls all day. not taking any votes for granted, leaving nothing to chance. reporting live in lafayette, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> tonight, we already have the first results of the presidential election. small village of dixville notch is the first to vote for president. five voted for president obama, and five voted for mitt romney. this is the
made calls to battleground states such as florida, ohio, and virginia. their target? republicans who don't always vote. >> it just reinforces them that somebody is out there trying to do something. that agree with the same things that they agree with. >> we have volunteers going out to the polling places. >> reporter: talking to voters about polling places tomorrow, statewide initiatives and local races. she says there is excitement that republican nominee, mitt romney may pull out a come from behind win. >> the energy level in volunteers has just soared. people have been calling us, and wanting to come in and help. >> reporter: volunteers tell us they will be back tomorrow, making calls all day. not taking any votes for granted, leaving nothing to chance. reporting live in lafayette, amber lee, ktvu, channel 2 news. >> tonight, we already have the first results of the presidential election. small village of dixville notch is the first to vote for president. five voted for president obama, and five voted for mitt romney. this is the first time there has been a tie in dixville. >>> fe
years. in florida, one of the key swing states, there were long lines at a lot of polling places that stretched well into the evening. observers say high voter turn out, long ballots 11 pages in some counties and some minor computer glitches contributed to long waits. we heard reports in some cases this is amazing of three hour waits in some spots during the lunch hour. and as of now, florida is still too close to call. >> for weeks the polls have pointed to a very tight presidential race coming down to a few key states. >> ken wayne and heather -- [captioner transition. >>> the winner with a lot fewer than 98% of the votes. and the reason for that was most of the gop strong holds in ohio had been counted and still a large number of votes in the subsqushs and northern ohio, the big cities where there are strong democrat there. so more democrat and that's why ohio was kaldz even though we didn't a 100% of the vote counseled. . >> we do have some more swing states to look at. new hampshire went to president obama tonight. also to virginia, a states that wasn't called until just an
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is that obama is doing a good job. that he's somebody who can be trutsed. >> reporter: in florida, governor romney criticized the administration's record helping small business. >> sometimes regulators seem to look at businesses like they're the enemy. >> reporter: he never mentioned the president by name, but governor jeb bush did, claiming mr. obama is making excuses for his failures. >> it's almost as though the dog ate my homework is the reason why we're going to tough times. >> reporter: early voting reopened in maryland with long lines. >> three hours. >> yeah, yeah. but it's worth it. >> reporter: in areas where flooding destroyed some polling place, they're considering putting up tents to make sure residents can vote tuesday. we are watching the polls very closely. quinnipiac says the president is up by five percentage points in ohio but his lead is so slim in florida and virginia, it's considered a tie. >> both sides of that campaign will closely be watching tomorrow's release of the monthly employment reports. scott mcgrew continues our coverage. >> reporter: good morning. this wi
them yellow. nevada, colorado, iowa, wisconsin, ohio, virginia, new hampshire, and florida. and check out how close the latest polling numbers are in the yellow swing late. in ohio, maybe the most important state, obama 50% to romney's 47%. in colorado, obama 50, romney 48. in virginia, obama just a one percentage point lead, same thing in florida. in new hampshire, obama 49% to romney's 47%. in iowa, the president with a six percentage point lead. wisconsin, obama 51, romney 44 and in nevada, obama 50% to romney's 46%. the president leads in these states but it's certainly within the margin of error. in most cases, romney definitely within striking distance. >>> and a reminder, kron 4 news will have extended election coverage on tuesday. you can also stay updated on our website, kron4.com. >>> a fantastic weekend, both saturday and sunday, clear at the coast. that was the case here in santa cruz. still clear skies all up and down the coast around the bay area and we're going to see that for tomorrow as well. live at the golden gate bridge, and there is no fog out there for this eveni
the winner the last 12 presidential elections. yesterday the president was in florida, mitt romney was in pennsylvania. >> if there is anyone who wonders whether better jobs or paychecks are a thing of the past i have a clear and unequivocal message. with the right leadership, america is about to come roaring back. >> the president: it is a choice between a return to the top down policies that crashed our economy or the strong, growing middle class-based policies that getting us out of a crisis. >> reporter: the race is as close as it gets, poll shows president obama with a one point lead over mitt romney, another poll shows the two in a dead heat with 48% each. after ohio president obama travels to wisconsin and iowa. romney holding events in florida, virginia and new hampshire. >> we'll be working around the clock to bring you up to the minute election results tomorrow. at 3 p.m. join us for a special edition of abc7 news including live reports from the obama and romney campaign headquarters. 3:30 world news, followed by live election coverage at 4 p.m., 8:00 more bay area result
knows every moment counts. sunday the president made stops in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. his message push forward. >> that is why i need you, colorado. we have come too far to let our hearts grow weary. now is the time to keep pushing forward. to educate all our kids. create new jobs. >> he has the edge in several swing states but mitt romney isn't backing down and making his own final score of the tossup emphasizing the president's record. >> four years ago candidate obama he promised so much to so many people but he's fallen so very short. >> reporter: some analyst say super storm sandy gives the president a boost leading into election day but only voters have the final say whether we will be seeing a repeat of 2008 in chicago tomorrow night. all right and another busy busy day for the president today and for mitt romney. but the president today he will start out we know in wisconsin. he will also be in ohio and then he will be in iowa. mitt romney also circling the battleground states including florida and virginia. back to you brian. >> republican presidential nomine
. look at that right there. even if he wins nevada and colorado and north carolina, virginia, florida, new hampshire. he can't get there. >> that's the difficulty that the romney campaign is faced with, that mitt romney is faced with. the path of winning this electoral college is so tight, it's almost as if he has to draw an inside straight tomorrow in what's going to happen in the race. and he has to, in my view, if you take a look at ohio, florida and virginia, mitt romney basically has to go 3 for 3 in those states in order to win this race. >> right. the only way he can get around that, somehow if he wins, all his path in winning, virginia, north carolina and florida. let's say he doesn't get ohio but wins wisconsin. then he's got to run the table. nevada, and ohio. >> the long ball is pennsylvania. if they can get pen, it changes the maps entirely. but having been through this before, the day before an election, the interesting thing, both sides are convinced they're going to win. both sides. both candidates and both sides. >> do you still believe that? >> i still believe they're
. >> the electoral vote was not very close though. the president has 303 votes to mitt romney's 206. only florida is still undeclared at this point. the president controlled the swing states, and it cost the candidates to earn them. >> they spent $197 million campaigning in ohio, $192 million in florida. just more than $150 million in virginia. the president spoke less than an hour ago. he said he knows it takes more than money to win the presidency. >> he thanked his supporters and said he will return the favor over the next four years. >> whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i have learned from you, and i%u have made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles i return to the white house more determined and more inspired ever about the work there is to do and the future that lies ahead. >> mitt romney graciously offered congratulations to the president and promised to work across party lines in the years ahead to help the nation. >> we want to get back to one of the congressional races that is fascinating in california we have been following closely. >>
to meeting with romney in the weeks ahead to discuss ways to move the country forward. >>> florida is still too close call even without it, president obama dominated the must-have swing states. he also took the popular vet by a narrow margin. katie marzullo joins a look at that. >> reporter: this is how the popular vote breaks down. the numbers have fluctuated a little always hovered arm here, president obama with 51% of the popular vote and mitt romney with about 49%. -- this is interesting to see how close it was on the individual states, ohio look at ha, less than -- look at that, less than one percentage point. florida, again less than one percent between those two. california of course now you are go to see numbers like this, president obama with 54%. mitt romney 46%. a closer look at the state of cal cool -- at the state of california. california voted democrat, but what might surprise you are these huge chunks of red all people who voted for mitt romney within california. those red counties don't have the juice, don't have the population density as the blue counties on the coast whic
, the new development in florida. it's all ahead here on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> complete bay area news coverage, starts right now. this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, welcome to a brand new day, it's friday. it's november 9th. i'm dave clark. >> i'm pam cook. >> rosemary orozco is joining us as well. >>> did you hear the thunderstorm. >> i did it woke me up. >> it's calmed down just a little bit but earlier this morning a band of showers and thunderstorms maude across the peninsula and into the -- moved across the peninsula and into the east bay. hail and thunderstorms in many areas. we're watching just a few scattered showers into fremont and the south bay. look at that pink. that's a mix of rain and snowfalling over the higher elevations. i'll have a look at what you can expect for your friday and the weekend coming up. good morning sal. >>> good morning. right now 2:37. traffic looks good crossing 880 as you drive over to 101. should be a nice drive but it's a little bit wet from the overnight rain. 680 traffic looks good. 5 o o'clock. let's go back to t
. >> long lines in florida, cincinnati, ohio as early voting will come to a close. those are not the hotly only crowds. >> thousands of grassroots in a cross-country areas there are going to be everywhere to legally be able to pull. and the poll watchers are going to descend on the ohio and across the country in search of any issues that need to be challenged. >> we are looking for long lines, and the thing that could be breaking down, the machine, or the questions are going to be perhaps asking from the pollsters. >> they have been trying for weeks so they are ready to respond to any questions in real time. >> with all these national changes we are prepared for a significant amount of confusion on election day. >> controversy on how organizations will do their job it has been a partisan business. paul watching. them what to think of the election protection people?, they have problems. >> christian adams represents a tea party affiliated group with the simple goal. free and fair elections. ford election integrity, follow the law,. . and it has real critics. >> it has consistently challenge
. >> we could begin a better tomorrow tomorrow and with the help of the people in florida, that is what will happen. >> the man at the top of the ticket was hitting four swing states, starting in florida. 29 votes. then to virginia and ohio, the battleground state showing president obama with a tiniest of leads. and finally new hampshire. with its 4 electoral votes. >> depending on how you get to 270, 4 electoral votes, 6, that could make the difference. . >> reporter: she now teaches at harvard where mitt romney got his degree. she says the race could go either way. but not impossible to call where he was governor. poms show he will -- polls show he will not win here. >> we will finish strong and bring home a victory tomorrow. >> the sign says believe in america and tomorrow night mitt romney will find out if america believes in him. reporting live, rita williams, ktvu channel 2 news. >> and in 12 minutes a huge ruling in california that reveals the money trail behind a donation from arizona. where it leads to and why someone could be in serious trouble. >>> the two candidates for pr
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